Definition of cryostat in English:


Syllabification: cry·o·stat
Pronunciation: /ˈkrīəˌstat


  • 1An apparatus for maintaining a very low temperature.
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    • Temperature was controlled by a gold-chromel thermocouple at the base of the cryostat and monitored with an identical thermocouple immersed directly in the sample (approximately 3 mm above the illuminated volume) during measurement.
    • The sample was then mounted in a cryostat and cooled down rapidly.
    • The spectrometer was modified to incorporate an Oxford cryostat at the sample compartment.
  • 1.1An apparatus for taking very fine slices of tissue while it is kept very cold.
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    • Heads and bodies of wild-type flies were cut into 12-m sections using a cryostat and hybridized with the relevant probe.
    • A post-doc was working on a cryostat, cutting microscopically thin sections of tissue.
    • Smooth muscle area was determined in 8-m-thick cryostat lung sections.

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